Mrs. God: A Novel

Mrs. God: A Novel

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Esswood House. Home and estate of the Seneschal family, aristocratic patrons of the literary arts for well over a hundred years. D. H. Lawrence, T. S. Eliot, Ford Madox Ford, and Henry James were privileged to call themselves guests and Esswood Fellows. Even minor poets such as Isobel Standish found Esswood’s refined atmosphere an inspiration for her work. There was always talk of a hidden secret in Esswood’s past—and the Seneschal children were often so pale and sickly—but don’t all English manor houses have a few ghost stories to call their own?

When Professor William Standish receives the rare honor of an Esswood Fellowship, and the chance to study Isobel’s private manuscripts at close hand, he is thrilled beyond his wildest ambitions. But upon arriving, something seems slightly strange at Esswood House. He hears faint laughter in the halls, the pitter-pattering of small feet in the night; strange faces appear in the windows of the library, and of course, there are those giant dollhouses in the basement.…

Never before published as a separate volume, Mrs. God is a very different kind of ghost story from one of America’s most celebrated authors.

“Peter Straub is a national treasure.” —Lawrence Block

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781511364478
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 03/09/2016
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.37(d)

About the Author

Peter Straub is the New York Times bestselling author of seventeen novels, which have been translated into more than twenty languages. His two collaborations with Stephen King, The Talisman and Black House, were international bestsellers. Two of Peter’s most recent novels, Lost Boy Lost Girl and In the Night Room, were winners of the Bram Stoker award. In 2006, he was given the Horror Writers Association Lifetime Achievement Award. Peter and his wife live in New York City.


New York City

Date of Birth:

March 2, 1943

Place of Birth:

Milwaukee, Wisconsin


B.A. in English, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1965; M.A., Columbia University, 1966

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Mrs. God 2.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I usually like Peter Straub and find his books very interesting, but I found this story was a little boring for my taste. And for the love of God, is it too much to ask that Barnes and Noble let Nook readers kmow how many pages are in a book???? I wasted over $15 for a book that only had 170 pages!!!!! What a lame way to treat your customers:(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First, I was irked because I realized that I paid 14 bucks for a 130 page book. Why doesnt B&N let you see page count before you buy? Second, I was relieved that it was only 130 pages because this book made no sense. I had to read through to the end just to see if there was going to be something to make it all clear. There wasn't. It was tedious and vague and I am very glad that it is over. This was a total waste of my money and time.
23skiddoo More than 1 year ago
I think the author was going for a disorienting descent into horror and/or madness. too bad the ride is just circuitous and unentertaining.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Terrible book. It's confusing and poorly written not to mention utterly boring. Total waste of time and money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When i first saw that there was a new Straub book came out i was excited until i read the book and it seemed oddly familiar...its bevause it had been previously printed in another Straub book called A House Without Doors. I feel gypped.
slimy07 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Didn't enjoy. Started off with lots of atmosphere, but really did not lead to anything...
Becky-Books More than 1 year ago
I'm so confused. The story started out ok, it kept your wanting to read more. However, by the end, I was totally confused. Were the brother and sister of the house still alive? Were they ghosts? Or vampires? Who did professor Standish actually behead? Maybe the author wants readers to use their imagination, but in this case, there were too many questions left unanswered.
lldavids44 More than 1 year ago
I haven't been creeped out reading a story in a long time, and I loved it. I meant to go to sleep 3 hours ago but made the mistake of starting this. :)
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's definitely Peter Straub to the end. Another brilliant work of art. Really enjoyed it.